Originally from New Zealand, Kerry has lived in the USA this time since 2013. Most recently, she completed an MBA at NYU Stern School of Business. While at Stern, she showcased her tech and business skills when she launched a tech startup into the market. She is now CEO of Evenfield Entertainment, a company that will finance and produce films by women.
In 2014, Kerry developed a TV series with talented first-time writers. The series sold to CBS, where it is now in development hell. She has since co-written the bible and pilot for another series; this second series is about the extraordinary men and women who built the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Previously Kerry lived in Madrid, where she honed her troubleshooting skills in many aspects of film and television production. During her time in Spain, Kerry worked for Columbia Producciones Espana (Sony special projects’ European unit). As part of a very small team of 5, she worked directly with the US head of Columbia Pictures (Sony), Studio Vice Chair GARETH WIGAN. CPE produced local language productions in Spain, Italy, and France, including LUCA GUADAGNINO’s first feature MELISSA P.. For five years, Kerry was the Madrid point person for Sony’s LA international finance department. She supervised budgets and ran post production on numerous films.
When Sony shut down its European operations, the President of CPE, Iona de Macedo, asked Kerry to partner on a new venture. They created production entity Out of the Box Features. Though the partnership was short-lived, OOTB’s development slate was loaded with innovative genre directors and exciting first-timers, including Oscar-nominated filmmaker ESTEBAN CRESPO who directed AQUEL NO ERA YO and JORGE DORADO, who directed ANNA with The Safran Company.
Kerry struck out on her own and really got her hands dirty as an independent producer. She is credited as both Exec Producer and Producer of JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOR ($21.8M), a 3D children’s animated film which was the directorial debut of Spanish director Manuel Sicilia. The film was nominated for a Goya in 2014 and stars SAOIRSE RONAN, ANTONIO BANDERAS, FREDDIE HIGHMORE, ALFRED MOLINA, JULIE WALTERS, and MARK STRONG. Originally, Kerry was hired to raise the financing for the project; ultimately, she commissioned a rewrite, packaged with A-list British talent, and pre-sold the project in more than 100 countries — all within a year of the film’s completion. During this time, Kerry also produced the Spanish-language feature documentary ANA AND I. Developed at Euro-Doc, Ana and I is a Finnish/Spanish co-production which was selected for a number of international film festivals and streams on numerous streaming channels including Amazon Prime.
Prior, Kerry lived in Singapore, where she was the Commissioning Editor/Executive Producer of Original Programming at Singapore TV12 (part of the MEDIACORP group). While at STV12, she commissioned, greenlit, and executive produced television programming in India, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia, Macau, Mongolia, Canada, and the U.S. Most notably, she produced TV12’s first drama series, ALTERASIANS, which won Best Asian Drama at the Asian TV Awards in 2000. At STV12, Kerry also oversaw a slate of reality, children’s, documentary, and lifestyle programs. She co-produced ANCESTORS AMONG US with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL. After one year on the job, she was promoted (and doubled her salary) to SVP of STV12, overseeing both acquisitions and original programming for the channel.
Kerry lived in Sydney, Australia before Singapore. While there, she consulted for the Australian Film Commission, the government funding body which evaluates scripts for financing. Additionally, she supported the Australian publicity campaigns for the films RAPANUI (directed by KEVIN REYNOLDS) and FRAUDS (directed by STEPHAN ELLIOT, starring HUGO WEAVING).
During college and just after Kerry held many production and post production positions and has a solid understanding of how a movie is actually made including several years in editing rooms with notable directors such as Susan Seidelman, Brian De Palma and Sidney Lumet, a short stint at HBO in the production department under Bill Chase. While exploring the decision-making processes of storytelling and development.
She is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA), British Academy of Film Television Arts (BAFTA), Independent Feature Project, Women in Animation (WIA). She is has also recently been voted onto the board of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and is VP of Special Events.
Film projects include
Justin and the Knights of Valor, Ana y Yo, Melissa P., Di Que Si
Television projects include
AlterAsians; Kachang Puteh to Popcorn: A History of Singapore Film; Ancestors Among Us
Goyas (Spain), The Platino Award for Iberoamerican Cinema, Golden Trailer Award,Documenta Madrid (Spain), CinEuropa Film Festival (Spain), The World African Film Festival (Cameroon), The Mediterranean Film Festival in Split (Croatia)